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Posts on ‘November 23rd, 2012’

Friday random ten: Black Friday

Taking a short respite from the girls’ name songs to note the event of the day. 1. Black Water – Doobie Brothers 2. Reverend Mr. Black – Kingston Trio 3. Long Black Veil – Dave Matthews 4. Black Horse and the Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall 5. Blue On Black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd 6. […]

The drought is back

Bad news, y’all. The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that more than three-quarters of Texas is now in at least a “moderate” drought, and nearly half the state is in a “severe” or worse drought. Now to be clear, conditions are still far better than 13 months ago, when […]


Nothing like a little holiday week controversy. A blistering report released Tuesday by the Texas attorney general’s office outlines a long list of problems and dysfunctions in the past management of the Alamo by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. In a 38-page report to the Legislature, the attorney general’s office accuses the DRT […]

Is immigration reform likely to happen now?

With President Obama’s victory powered in part by overwhelming support from Latino voters, and a dawning if grudging recognition from the GOP that they can’t continue to alienate this growing segment of the electorate, some kind of deal on immigration reform seems increasingly likely. I still have my doubts, however. Prominent voices in both parties […]